Email Developer / Email Designer

Chicago Suburbs
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Christena Peterson

Job Description:

Do you enjoy the end-to-end development of email campaigns, promotional and transactional? Are you passionate and creative individual who is seeking an opportunity where you can be part of the "voice" of the organization? If this sounds like you, keep reading! Aquent is currently seeking a Email Developer/Email Designer for a prestigious and expanding Fortune 500 client local to the Chicago Suburbs. As an Email Developer/Designer, you will be responsible for the development and design of the conception using Photoshop based on net-new or templated assets to complete HTML build out and email testing. Our client is an extremely passionate and creative group that enjoys balancing great design and compelling ideas into marketing and advertising that gets people excited about their brand! Travel is required to the South Suburbs and there is not public transportation to the areas that you need to travel to. Therefore, a car is required. 


  • Create modern HTML email from designs using HTML, CSS and media queries, ensuring exceptional quality 
  • Develop retina-ready mobile-first interactive emails with dynamic content scripts, using HTML & CSS; ensuring functionality across all browsers and devices
  • Ensure rendering consistency of email campaigns in webmail and app-based email clients 
  • Support email campaigns via Salesforce Marketing Cloud (using AMPscript), LiveClicker and other campaign automation tools
  • Generate a library of modular templates that can have content changes made on the fly by non-technical users. 
  • Optimize graphics elements for desktop and mobile devices 
  • Stay up-to-date with email coding best practices, email-service provider capabilities, and capabilities for improving engagement and effectiveness of email campaigns with ongoing education in new tools and techniques
  • ​​Collaborate with the project managers, Automation team, QA testers, and designers within an Agile environment ​
  • ​Responsible for developing Emails (Promotional, Grand Opening, Transactional, Loyalty), Microsites, Landing Pages and Related Assets with a focus on personalization 

Client Description:

Soft Skills:

  • Extreme efficiency, organization and attention to detail is a must
  • Ability to balance several work streams and prioritize deliverables while meeting deadlines and delivering high quality of work
  • Exhibits accountability and ownership of work; willingness to listen to constructive feedback and make changes
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated with a desire to learn
  • Is a fast learner and is solution-driven, and highly collaborative
  • Ability to identify, manage and make sound recommendations to peers and management
  • Ability to convey technical information clearly and concisely to variety of audiences; excellent interpersonal skills across both creative and business departments
  • Be a constant advocate for the user: willing to ask questions of various stakeholders to make sure end work product meets the user's needs
  • Ability to perform effectively in the face of unfamiliar tasks and complex job responsibilities in a fast-paced working environment


  • Bachelor Degree in related field preferred (Design/UX)
  • 5+ years of experience in Email Development/Design
  • ​Ecommerce, site and email development experience
  • ​Agency experience a HUGE plus
  • Experience with SalesForce Marketing Cloud and LiveClicker is preferred
  • Advanced level skill with Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver (or other tools to develop as well as create HTML, CSS, AMPScript, Javascript), General CMS experience
  • Experience in Video Editing (After Effects) highly desirable
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PPT